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THIS is Love!

This month, after more than 25 years, I officially retire from my beloved career in law enforcement.  I thought it only appropriate that I republish this blog post that I wrote immediately after the terrorist attack that occurred in San Bernardino on December 2, 2015.  On that horrific day, 14 precious lives were lost, 22 were seriously injured, and hundreds were significantly impacted by the evil actions of two individuals.  One of the deputies who

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Integrity Amidst Life’s Storms

Her voice was hard to miss.  Lilting and sweet it cut through the bustle and din of the airport terminal like a cheerful, easy melody.  I couldn’t help but overhear her as she spoke to someone on her cell phone. “Oh honey, you have been just so thoughtful and kind.  The celebration was absolutely beautiful.  I can’t begin to thank you enough for everything.  I’m just so overwhelmed by how good you are to me.”

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Becoming Empty

It was the end of my sophomore year in college and I was leaving the team.  The basketball team that I had long admired, adored, venerated, and devoted my blood, sweat and tears to, was no longer going to be a daily part of my life.  It had been a 6-year journey and I was empty. I’ll never forget the date, December 11, 1981.  It was the first women’s college basketball game I had ever

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Hiding Among the Baggage

Many years ago I had the great privilege of volunteering for ventriloquist, Gail Wenos.  She and her counterpart, “Ezra D. Peabody,” made a career of connecting with their audiences, both young and old, with poignant messages about believing in one another, teamwork, and making a difference.  They also had a unique way of tenderly sharing God’s love and the powerful, transforming message of the gospel. Since Ezra found himself traveling with Gail in a carry-on

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Love Outside the Box

About fifteen years ago the Lord shared a vision with me.  I have to tell you I have received visions before but on very rare occasions and they are usually for other people.  This one however was for me and although I recorded it, wrote it down and even rewrote it a few times it’s only now that I truly see it’s significance in my life.  Isn’t it just like God to be patient with

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Releasing the Superhero within Us

I am a bit of a superhero nerd.  Whether it’s Batman, Superman, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Justice League, or The Avengers, I am hooked.  I couldn’t even tell you which one is my favorite because each one is fascinating to me.  What attracts me to this genre of art and pop-culture is not so much the display of their strength, their quests to conquer evil, their teamwork, or even the outstanding special effects we

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